10 years of the Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition

We're as delighted to bring you the 6th biennial Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition as we were to present the very first show back in 2008. Come along and help us celebrate the event's 10th birthday. 

This time we're including pop-up shops from The Garden Depot, Poppies Bookshop, Tennyson Gallery and Hawke's Bay's favourite succulent supplier Cottage Farm. 

We'll also have displays of succulent sculpture in the garden to offer some ideas for how to use these popular and versatile plants.

The Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition runs alongside sister events which also support Cranford Hospice: The Hawke's Bay Wine Auction and The Hospice Holly Trail.

Exhibition Background

The inaugural Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition was held in 2008. Over the five five-day exhibitions in 2008, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2016 around 20,000 visitors have been welcomed to Round Pond Garden to view and purchase works from Hawke's Bay and New Zealand artists.

Held in conjunction with the Hospice Holly Trail, $221,000 has been donated to Cranford Hospice as a result of these exhibitions.

In recognition of their promotion of civic pride and community identity through quality landscape and public art in the region, Mike and Julie Russell were awarded the 2009 Jeremy Dwyer Supreme Award and the Landscape and Public Art Award from the Landmarks Trust of the Hastings District Council.

Exhibition Details

  • Entry Fee: $15.00 per person, payable at the gate (cash or Eftpos). School children by gold coin donation.
  • You can buy tickets ahead of the exhibition on Eventfinda. 
  • Groups: Please contact us in advance to arrange groups of 20+
  • Access & Parking: Flat, easy access, parking in adjoining paddock
  • Footwear: Garden-friendly footwear should be worn
  • Refreshments: Coffee, tea and delicious food will be available for purchase in the purpose-built Tea House. Visitors are also welcome to bring picnics with them.

Exhibition Sales Information

To purchase any work from the exhibition, please enquire at the sales desk.

Payment can be made in cash, by cheque (payable to Wildflower Sculpture Exhibition), eftpos or credit card.

Exhibition pieces will be available for collection between 5.00pm and 6.30pm on Sunday (the last day of the exhibition) or during the following three days, unless by special arrangement with the organisers.

Freight is the responsibility of the purchaser, although we would be pleased to recommend local carriers.